Why Regional Studies?

Whether you’re an experienced veteran or a new entrant, regional multi-client studies provide important regional geological context along with independent, third-party verification of existing theories and interpretations. Canadian Discovery Ltd. (CDL)’s forward-looking integrated geoscience projects are further tuned to highlight emerging opportunities and address relevant industry challenges. We deliver decision-ready, cost-effective research so that clients can pursue their strategies with increased confidence. Our multi-client studies have:

  • Delivered practical guidance, including highlighting the best acreage and calculating resource estimates for numerous resource plays in Canada and the U.S.
  • Provided new play concepts in mature North American basins (i.e. unconventional gas resources).
  • Reduced exploration risks such as charge and flushing in relatively immature basins like the Oriente in Ecuador and the Murzuk in Libya.

Recent and Popular Projects

CDL’s expansive technical library includes almost 300 projects, including 60 regional multi-client studies spanning the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, Williston Basin and beyond. While every study is unique, areas of technical investigation may include reservoir characterization, petrophysics, hydrogeology, geochemistry, production, geomechanics/stress and geophysics.

Recent and popular multi-client studies include:

Regional Atlases

Montney Regional Studies

Other BC/Alberta Studies

Williston Basin

Standard deliverables include maps, graphs, cross-sections and illustrated technical report and/or posters. Purchased studies include an in-person technical review plus data and GIS deliverables (shapefiles) for newer projects. You can also view the entire portfolio with a Technical Studies library membership. To browse the complete collection, visit our studies website.

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Current Projects

CDL is currently launching the following projects. Sign up early to influence project scope and get a discount.

Dunvegan Hydrodynamics Study

The Dunvegan Hydrodynamics Study is an expansion and update of CDL’s 2002 Deep Basin Study and will cover the entire play trend. CDL believes that substantial exploration potential still exists in the Dunvegan—both for developing a higher pressure liquids-rich trend, as well as expanding existing oil and gas pools. This project will provide a regional perspective of the Dunvegan, and as such, data assignment and interpretation will be conducted for the entire Dunvegan Formation as a single unit. The major deliverables include: a pressure/depth ratio map, pressure/elevation graphs, play fairway maps/exploration opportunities, liquids yield and isotherm maps, a summary technical report and shapefiles for import into your AccuMap, geoSCOUT or ArcGIS workflow.

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Frac Sand Forecast: 2017–2021

Frac sand (proppant) is a key input for unconventional operations. Understanding the demand in western Canada is essential for operators and suppliers. The impact on operational timing and costs for this primary input are important in budgeting and planning. CDL has aggregated industry drilling forecasts to develop a five-year drilling forecast in the various plays in the WCSB. This aggregated drilling forecast was used to develop a frac sand usage forecast for the major resource plays in the Basin. Deliverables include a drilling forecast, historical frac sand usage, frac sand forecast, fluid usage, fluid forecast and a report with maps, tables and graphs.

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Have a study idea? We provide a range of multi-client, consortia and exclusive consultancy options to suit your specific needs and budget.

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